Getting Started: EBP Installation And Configuration

EBP Installation


  • Laptop or equivalent hardware with Windows 10 (or greater), Mac, Linux (64bit preferred) 
  • 32GB RAM of memory, 1-2TB of free disk space
  • Azul JDK 1.8/Oracle JDK 1.8/Amazon Corretto Open JDK 1.8 (must be installed) 
  • Eclipse 2020-06 is required with current Elastic COBOL plugin 
  • Installed Elastic COBOL license (Home directory)
  • Installed and configure Java App Server or Webserver (Wildfly, Weblogic, Tomcat etc)  
  • Download latest EBP (bottom of the list in the link below) 
  • Basic knowledge of Eclipse
  • Basic knowledge of COBOL/Java

Install EBP into Tomcat

To start, please download the latest EBP from the link below:

IMPORTANT: above release will have changed since the creation of this document therefore pick the appropriate release number at the bottom of the list.

Open the zip file you just downloaded by double clicking on it (older release shown below).


Click on ebp##21.5.6.war and drag it to the webapps folder and drop it on the webapps* folder.

The webapps folder should contain ebp##21.5.6.war as shown 

* Assumes you have tomcat webapps folder defined in your quick access


Start Tomcat 

Navigate to where the catalina.bat is located (mine is under D:\apache-tomcat-9.0.30\bin) from either a command prompt or from Eclipse Servers (Generally we start tomcat outside of Eclipse so if we shutdown Eclipse, it doesn’t shutdown tomcat). 



You should see messages flash by in the tomcat console like: 


2021-05-06 17:28:14 +++ RAC Info:  RAC not configured, Resource Access Control disabled

2021-05-06 17:28:15 +++ EBP operating under subscription for (589fe69b-cecc-4def-97dd-026d80911c32)

Verify EBP is installed

From a browser: type http://localhost:8080/ebp/


* Above assumes you installed tomcat on port 8080 (default), below is using a different port number of 9085.


EBP Configuration


Click on the config link or click here


Or click on the Show button:

IMPORTANT: the default configuration assumes the EBP structure is on the C drive. If the structure is loaded any place else, you must edit the file and manually change the location.


Submit first Job

Let’s submit your first job, in order to do that, you need to define a class and start an Initiator. 

Define Class

Define Class, click here


Press Save

Class A defined


Start Initiator

Start Initiator, click here


Press Save

Class A Initiator started


Submit Simple Job

Submit simple canned job here


Press Save


Job submitted successfully, job number 67859

View Job Status and Output

There are a several ways to view job status and job output. 

One simple way is to use the operator console, by pressing here 


You will see the job console messages and to view the output, click on the output button on the operator console

Select it or hover over it. If you select it then press the View button, it will open a separate Window.


View Job Status and Output from Eclipse

Viewing Jobs from Eclipse is very simple, from the Eclipse Tool bar, Tools 🡪 EBP Server


Press Okay since the default to tomcat is 8080 and EBP is installed there.


Expand the job by clicking on the >, then double click on the OUTjobnumber



Additional reading

If you want to continue seting up the database connection for the EBP server, please follow this link:


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